Jansen, Deedee

Jansen, Deedee

School: Santa Fe Waldorf School

Future plans: I will be attending Austin College and studying Engineering Physics. I want to learn how to use engineering to create universally designed buildings and improve equity and accessibility in housing and infrastructure.

Accomplishments: NMAA Activities Scholarship, Prayer Soup Second Place Winner, SWIDA Scholarship Winner, LANL bronze scholar, Austin Collge Theater Scholarship, Nancy Bryant ’67 and Jerry Taylor Scholarship, John D. Moseley Alumni Scholarship, Austin Collge John D. Moseley Alumni Scholarship, Awarded Renaissance Scholar, Chosen for the Hartman Fellowship, Five-Time Winner of SF Trash Fashion/Recycled Art Fashion, Recipient of Ballroom Australian DancesportConfidence Strength of Characters Award, Wilderness First Aid Training, and Outdoor Education Expeditions, Four-Time Recipient of MaxPreps Santa Fe Waldorf Athlete of the Week, 2nd Place CONVERGENCE Project Chalk Art Contest Winner, Honoree at the City of Santa Fe Mayor's Give Back Ball, Letters About Literature Level Three-State Finalist

Extracurriculars: Reading Quest: Teaching ages 8-14 reading and teacher training, Beth Shalom Temple Youth Group: Community Service and Outreach, Student Government: Develop School Community (even in a virtual world), National Dance Institute, Waldorf International Exchange Program, Temple Beth Shalom Religious School, Teacher Assistant for Second through Fourth Grade, Editor of Yearbook & Literary Magazine (The Talisen), Track and Field

Favorite quote: "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it'll spend his whole life thinking it's stupid" -Albert Einstein

Favorite memory: In a sophomore class on Classical Mechanics, again I felt part of cosmic order. As a group, we were tasked with rolling a marble off a ramp into a can. We calculated the speed, arch, and distance. Finally, we figured out where we should place the can and gently set it down. My whole class, my teachers, and visitors all watched as I positioned the marble at the top of the ramp. I let go. It rolled for what seemed like forever in the dead silence. Finally, it leaped off of the tracks, flew through the air, and then straight into our can. For a moment, the world stood still, and then the room erupted with cheers. The physics I had come to understand theoretically had manifested in reality. The vertical and horizontal motion, the pull of gravity, and acceleration unmasked the wonders of the universe.

Advice to future generations: Every class can be interesting if you ask the right questions.

Parents' names: Dina and Douglas Jansen

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